Collision Repair and Refinishing

Careers

Positions

Graduates find work in collision repair centers, auto salvage businesses, and auto body shops doing vehicle restoration, collision repair and refinishing, body repair, and automotive customization as:

  • Auto body specialists and technicians
  • Auto refinisher
  • Auto frame/unibody technicians and specialists
  • Painters
  • Parts manager
  • Auto body product salespersons
  • Collision specialist
  • Estimator

With additional coursework and experience, graduates have become:

  • Body shop managers 
  • Auto insurance adjusters
  • Auto appraisers

Example Careers and Average Wages

Entry Average Experienced
Automotive Body and Related Repairers $29,500 $41,100 $49,400
Transportation Equipment Painters $30,800 $39,800 $44,300

Source: 2018 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development 

Graduates may work overtime or on commission in this field. Overtime and commission are not included in the above wages.

Employers

The following is a partial list of employers who have hired graduates from this program:

Business Location
Billion Auto Clive, IA
Brimeyer Auto Body Dubuque, IA
Clemons Chevrolet Marshalltown, IA
Deery Brothers Collision Center Cedar Falls, IA
Dunlap Motors Independence, IA
Iowa Auto Rebuilders Waterloo, IA
Rydell Chevrolet Waterloo, IA
Witham Auto Centers Waterloo, IA
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